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Guide to the LEED Green Associate Exam

ISBN-10: 0470608293
ISBN-13: 9780470608296
Edition: 2010 (Guide (Instructor's))
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Description: Preparing for the LEED-NC Professional Accreditation Exam involves not only an understanding of the LEED-NC rating system, but also of how the LEED process is administered on a project. This study guide for the LEED-NC Professional Accreditation  More...

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Book details

List price: $36.99
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Limited
Publication date: 10/22/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 208
Size: 8.50" wide x 10.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.386
Language: English

Preparing for the LEED-NC Professional Accreditation Exam involves not only an understanding of the LEED-NC rating system, but also of how the LEED process is administered on a project. This study guide for the LEED-NC Professional Accreditation Exam helps architects, building owners, contractors, and others involved in LEED building comprehend each prerequisite and credit in the LEED for New Construction Rating System and understand the responsibilities of the LEED project team administrator in coordinating the project team and in implementing the LEED process. A practice exam completes the student'²s preparation with hands-on test-taking experience.

Introduction
Ramping Up
Understanding the Credentialing Process
The Tiers of the Credentialing Process
The First Tier: LEED Green Associate
The Second Tier: LEED Accredited Professional (AP) with Specialty
The Third Tier: LEED AP Fellow
The Application Process
Apply!
Register!
Schedule!
Why Earn the LEED Credentials?
Introduction to the Concepts and Process of Sustainable Design
The Benefits of Green Buildings
The Triple Bottom Line
The Design and Construction Process
The Project Team Members
Conventional Projects vs. the Integrative Design Approach
Do Green Buildings Cost More?
Third Party Verification
USGBC and GBCI
Roles and Responsibilities
The Policies of USGBC and GBCI
Understanding LEED
The LEED Rating Systems
LEED for New Construction and Major Renovation
LEED for Schools
LEED for Healthcare
LEED for Core & Shell (LEED C&S)
LEED for Commercial Interiors
LEED for Retail
LEED for Existing Buildings: Operations and Maintenance
LEED for Homes and LEED for Neighborhood Development
The Categories of LEED
Prerequisites and Credits
Credit Weightings
The LEED Certification Process Summarized
LEED Online
LEED for Existing Buildings
Minimum Program Requirements
The Certification Process for Projects
The Timeframes of Certification Reviews
LEED for Homes and Neighborhood Development
Precertification
Recertification
Diving In: The Strategies & Technologies of LEED
Sustainable Sites
Site Selection
Strategies
Brownfield Sites
Transportation
Strategies
Promote Alternative Methods of Transportation
LEED for Neighborhood Development
Site Design & Management
Strategies
Stormwater Management
Strategies
Water Efficiency
Indoor Water Use
Strategies
Outdoor Water Use for Irrigation
Strategies
Process Water
Strategies
Energy & Atmosphere
Commissioning
Minimum Energy Performance
Process Energy vs. Regulated Energy
Refrigerants
Existing Buildings
Strategies to Satisfy Energy & Atmosphere Prerequisites and Credits
Energy Demand
Energy Efficiency
Renewable Energy
Ongoing Energy Performance
Materials & Resources
Conducting Life-Cycle Assessments of Building Materials to Determine Selections
Calculating Green Building Products for LEED
Building Material Life-Cycle Impacts
Waste Management
Strategies to Reduce Waste
Indoor Environmental Quality
Indoor Air Quality
IAQ During Construction
IAQ During Operations
Strategies
Thermal Comfort
Strategies
Lighting
Strategies
Acoustics
Strategies
Innovation in Design and Regional Priority
Innovation in Design
Regional Priority
Study Tips and Appendices
Study Tips
Preparing for the LEED Green Associate Exam: Week Five
Practice Exam Approach
The Testing Center Environment
Exam Structure
When at the Testing Center
Exam Scoring
After the Exam
Appendices
Rating Systems Overview
Minimum Program Requirements (MPRs)
LEED Certification Process
Main Category Summaries
Trade Offs and Synergies
Sample LEED NC Checklist/Scorecard
Sample Credit
Traditional Project Development vs. Integrative Project Development
Referenced Standards
Acronyms
Answers to Quiz Questions
Sample Flashcards
Credits

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